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Published: March 15, 2012
One Woman's Ordeal with Texas' New Sonogram Law
Halfway through my pregnancy, I learned that my baby was ill. Profoundly so. My doctor gave us the news kindly, but still, my husband and I weren’t prepared. Just a few minutes earlier,…
Length: 8 minutes (2210 words)
The White Savior Industrial Complex
If we are going to interfere in the lives of others, a little due diligence is a minimum requirement.Left, Invisible Children's Jason Russell. Right, a protest leader in Lagos, Nigeria / Facebook,…
Author: Teju Cole
Length: 11 minutes (2961 words)
Articles: We Invented Swag: New York's Queer Rap
Photo by Michael Renaud. Click play on the top right corner of the page to listen to artists mentioned in this piece. Rapper Mykki Blanco-- born Michael Quattlebaum-- prances out onto the stage at…
Length: 12 minutes (3099 words)
The Song Machine
On a mild Monday afternoon in mid-January, Ester Dean, a songwriter and vocalist, arrived at Roc the Mic Studios, on West Twenty-seventh Street in Manhattan, for the first of five days of…
Published: March 26, 2012
Length: 26 minutes (6604 words)
Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy
Andrew Lohse visits the Dartmouth campus where he has come forward to report on the significant hazing practices taking place at fraternities. Antonio Bolfo Long before Andrew Lohse became a pariah…
Length: 36 minutes (9072 words)
Remembering Harry Crews
In his fiction and in his life, Harry Crews empathized most with the people who needed it most: the freaks, the fuck-ups, people who’d been broken by loss of one kind or another. Crews died on…
Author: Maud Newton
Published: March 30, 2012
Length: 9 minutes (2496 words)
New York Hunter Moore Makes a Living Screwing You
The hated revenge-porn profiteer says he wants to teach a lesson with his web site. How long before the 26-year-old learns one himself? Hunter Moore is trying to screw a 20-year-old woman on my lap.…
Published: April 4, 2012
Length: 18 minutes (4716 words)
The Mystery Man Behind the Most Disturbing Internet Meme in History
Sometime in the late 20th century a naked man bent over, spread his ass and took a picture. Eventually that picture, known as Goatse, became one of the most venerable memes in internet history. Who…
Author: Adrian Chen
Source: gawker.com
Published: April 10, 2012
Length: 16 minutes (4056 words)
The New York Observers
Girls (HBO, Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET) is an exceptional piece of American art, as witty as The Women, richer in raunch than
Published: April 13, 2012
Length: 24 minutes (6054 words)
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